Celebrities who died too young

Published On: Apr 04 2012 09:16:54 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 23 2016 12:46:57 PM CDT

With the death of former A Tribe Called Quest rapper Phife Dawg at age 45 on Wednesday, take a look at him and other stars who died too young, some at the height of their careers.

Karen Carpenter - celebs died too young
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Singer and drummer Karen Carpenter, one half of the pop duo group The Carpenters with her brother Richard, died of heart failure on Feb. 4, 1983, at the age of 32 in Downey, California. Carpenter's death, which was related to complications caused by the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, led to increased visibility and awareness of eating disorders.

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